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Zengin, Bugra; Basal, Ahmet; Yükselir, Ceyhun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Language and literature are difficult to separate since they are closely intertwined with strong bonds. Language teachers, we believe, have an important role in the inclusion of literature in language classes. In this context, the perception of language teachers and instructors are utmost importance in using literature in language teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Literature
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Sakrak-Ekin, Gülnihal; Balçikanli, Cem – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This mixed method study aimed to investigate (i) EFL instructors' beliefs about written corrective feedback (WCF) (ii) whether these beliefs are congruent with their classroom practices. Firstly, a questionnaire was administered to 25 English instructors to understand their beliefs regarding WCF. Later, randomly chosen 175 student writing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Written Language, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Chang, Anna C.-S.; Renandya, Willy A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study investigated teachers' perceptions of the practice of extensive reading (ER) in the Asian context. One hundred and nineteen L2 teachers in Asia responded to an online questionnaire that probed into their reasons for implementing ER, the difficulties they encountered, and their perception about the effectiveness of different ways of…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ayachi, Zeineb – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study investigated the difference between peer and teacher assessment of writing compositions of advanced university students in English. Besides, it investigated the likely effect this type of evaluation might have on the learners' writing skill. To this end, 17 participants were surveyed over seven weeks. During every session, the…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Al-Seghayer, Khalid – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
This study examined factors associated with whether instructors of English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) incorporate computer-assisted reading (CAR) into their second-language (L2) reading classrooms. To achieve this goal, 70 ESL/EFL instructors completed a survey containing 37 items and 1 open-ended question concerning their…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ramonda, Kris – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Teacher beliefs are an important area of inquiry because research has found that these beliefs are often diverse (Breen et al., 2001) and strongly impact classroom practices (Borg, 1998, 2003; Burns, 1992; Farrell & Bennis, 2013). Therefore, uninformed teacher beliefs could be to the detriment of the L2 learner. Despite the fact that knowledge…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Deniz, Esma Biricik; Özkan, Yonca; Bayyurt, Yasemin – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
The leading position of English as a global language has evidently been continuing for several decades. This pivotal role has inevitably been influencing the agenda of English language teaching and teacher education in most domains of the profession. Although English as a lingua franca (ELF) implications and practices on teaching and teacher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Official Languages, Teaching Methods
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Chiu, Hazel – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Extensive reading has long been considered as a potent means for facilitating language acquisition for second language learners, especially in the contexts of primary and secondary schools where students are elementary or intermediate learners. In one of the universities in Hong Kong where English is used as a medium of instruction, the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Universities
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Ong, Justina – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This study had two main aims: first, to offer a descriptive account of shared reading program using an evaluative lens and second, to examine whether teachers' perceptions of the importance of phonological awareness, word decoding, and text comprehension in helping young learners develop their reading abilities were indeed emphasized during…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Reading Programs, Phonological Awareness, Teacher Attitudes
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Li, Hua; Wilhelm, Kim Hughes – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
This study compares reading lessons given by two teachers in senior middle school classrooms on China's mainland. Classroom observation focused on lesson stages and activities as well as student responses. Follow-up interviews with the teachers aimed to discover the decision-making processes and choices made when teaching the lessons. Most notable…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Middle School Teachers
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Brassell, Danny; Furtado, Leena – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
Vocabulary knowledge has long been considered critical to children's successful reading comprehension. When children increase their reserves of word meaning, they also broaden their thinking and become aware of new semantic and conceptual relationships. Their broadened awareness, in turn, increases reading comprehension and writing abilities. Many…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development
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Cabaroglu, Nese; Yurdaisik, Aysun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
The present study investigates university preparatory school teachers' views about and approaches to reading instruction and reading strategies. Fifty instructors who work at preparatory schools of Cag University, Cukurova University and Mersin University in Turkey participated in the study. To investigate instructors' views about and approaches…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries